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Keep Austin Weird

Jul 30

The Texas capital has a vibrant culture. It's a popular tourist destination, home to the famed South by Southwest music festival and a host of local and national recording artists. There's also a growing science and technology sector, with a high number of patents filed by residents. Many of these businesses are based in downtown Austin. Trusted Austin bankruptcy attorney for debt relief.

A soaring skyline and waterfront views set Austin apart from other American cities. But, it's the city's eclectic and offbeat character that attracts visitors and locals alike. You'll find quirky shops, funky restaurants and one-of-a-kind events that make it a unique place to live and visit. The locals have even coined a slogan: "Keep Austin Weird."

From pristine natural springs to two-stepping dance halls, there are plenty of fun things to do in Austin. Culture Trip has rounded up 19 of the best, from touring the playful house of pop artist Andy Warhol to watching the bats fly out of Congress Avenue Bridge nightly during summer.

The capital of Texas is home to a lively music scene, with more than 100 live-music venues in the downtown area. It's not just country and blues music, either: Austin has become a hub for rock, folk and Latino music as well. The annual South by Southwest music festival and long-running public TV series showcase local talent, while musicians perform in bars, taquerias, cafes, sporting events, and concert halls.

There are also plenty of ways to get outdoors in Austin, with the city's extensive parks and hiking trails. You can explore the tree-lined shores of Lady Bird Lake, go kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding. It's a great place to see wildlife, too. Bird watchers flock to the Austin Wetlands Park, where swans and other birds are often seen in their natural habitat.

A visit to the Capitol building is a must, of course. It's the most important state building in the country, and one of the most impressive in all of Texas. The exterior is breathtaking, and the inside has a number of interesting exhibits. The gift shop is a good place to buy souvenirs and knickknacks.

If you're a fan of art, don't miss the Laguna Gloria art gallery. Its grounds feature dozens of statues and sculptures placed among green walking trails. Some are quite whimsical, with tall moss pillars and giant stone fountains. People come from all over to take photos of this fun and creative art, and some couples even hold their weddings here.

Another fun thing to do is head over to the Circuit of the Americas, where you can race cars or attend a rugby match or go-kart race. The venue hosts concerts, auto shows and other events throughout the year, so check their schedule to see what will be happening during your visit. The facility is also an attraction for families with children, thanks to its playground and splash pad. It also has a laser tag arena and an indoor play zone called Hatchet Alley, with more than 12,000 square feet of recreation space that includes activities like axe throwing and football bowling.


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